History tends to repeat itself, which is why historians are such dull dinner guests. Forgo repetitious conversations about history and go out and experience it with today’s Groupon: for $4, you get a day pass to This Is The Place Heritage Park (up to a $10 value). Admission pricing varies according to the season and day of the week. Children 2 and younger are always free.
This Is The Place Heritage Park, Utah’s living-history attraction, is a fun and educational way to learn firsthand what life was like during the settlement of the West. Strap on proverbial spurs and settle into one of the original or replicated historic homes as knowledgeable actors tell epic accounts of the excitement, danger, and horse whispering that occurred in the Old West. Take a gander as artisans demonstrate 19th-century frontier life by spinning wool into yarn, making candles, and blacksmithing, or stop by the petting corral to pet the animals like they did in the days before robotic livestock. And don’t miss a visit to the Native American village, where members of Utah’s indigenous tribes tell histories of their native ancestors.
While exploring This Is The Place Heritage Park, guests can feel free to wander the quiet streets on their own or take advantage of riding on one of three replica trains while learning about the history of the settlement. Before leaving, be sure to stop by the ZCMI Mercantile shop to stock up on old-timey gifts and candy, and grab a plate of BBQ from the Huntsman Hotel restaurant, whose fresh ingredients are welcomed anachronisms.
This Is The Place Heritage Park offers its own deals at certain times of the week that may be better values than this deal; plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.